Today, we checked out the ice sculptures in Susukino, ate delicious fruit tarts, wandered through Odori Koen again, rested a little, had a yummy J-Italian dinner, and then wandered through a romantic candlelight snow light-up in Nakajima Koen.
This ice sculpture is called “Beauty and Legendary Bird”.
A close-up of a leopard sculpture. Check out the spots!!
I thought that this fish castle was really cool.
Ice carving commemorating the start of this year’s festival.
A mermaid and a seahorse. I thought the bubble details were amazing.
The ice seems to be frozen in bricks. Here is a close-up of one.
A cool dragon.
The seafood of Hokkaido.
We went to Fruitscake Factory and it was delightful. We both got the kinkan and honey tart. Kinkan are delightful baby oranges with edible skin.
For dinner, we went to a Jatalian restaurant. (Japanese Italian.) We got free bread and a salad to start.
We also got a pizza with three kinds of mushrooms and green peppers. Yum!!!
After our dinner, we headed to Nakajima Koen to see the snow light up.
They had lanterns made from ice!!
Here is a close up of the ice lanterns.
Teddy in front of the lanterns.
A nod to the Winter Olympics.
More cute lanterns.
A cute snow chimney.
A heart lantern.
There were many recycled lanterns. Some were made from paper, some from PET bottles, some from paper cups…
This is an ICE KALEIDOSCOPE. Like, seriously. It was amazing. I tried to take a picture to do it justice, but it was near impossible.
Look at all the lanterns!!!!
A cute cat with glowing eyes!!
Well, that is all for today! I hope you enjoyed seeing Susukino and Nakajima Koen!